Here’s news for the gossips. The gossip label is for Catherine Traybick, writer of the following article on Time Online. In these times of sensationalism the writer, obviously clueless as to what to become of the town the Iglesia ni Cristo bought a few years ago and the Iglesia ni Cristo itself, decided to write something up, anything really, to draw traffic to the online magazine. Curious as to why she would use the words bizarre, Mayor for life, etc.
But I guess any publicity is good. Expect more of the same, and others, as the Iglesia ni Cristo is about to explode into the conciousness of people around the world especially with the upcoming centennial on 2014.
It should be noted that she wrote “Here are five ideas”. Her OWN that is. She also labeled the Iglesia ni Cristo Mysterious. Here’s advice to Catherine: ASK. What’s what real journalist do. LOL. And don’t just ask anybody, ask the Iglesia ni Cristo itself. And you might start by visiting their official website: http://incmedia.org.
1. Create a Religious Enclave—and Be Very, Very Mysterious About it
Last Fall, the Iglesia ni Cristo Church, founded in the Philippines in 1914, purchased the tiny town of Scenic, South Dakota for $800,000. While the church has built ornate temples across Asia, Hawaii and California, it’s new to South Dakota and remains mum about its plans for the 46-acre town, which includes a post office, a convenience store, a saloon, a museum and two jails. Individuals involved in the purchase have signed non-disclosure agreements, according to the Rapid City Journal, though Coldwell Banker Realtor Dave Olsen told the Journal that the church has hired private security guards and restored power and telephone lines to the town.